Indian variant Covid-19 case sparks quarantine alert
Some travellers could face two weeks’ quarantine in face of greater danger of contagion from 75-year-old patient in the mainland.
Macao has imposed a 14-day hotel quarantine on travellers who have been to a certain area in Guangzhou within the past 14 days.
Under the new measure, those who have been to the provincial capital’s Jinlong community of Longjin subdistrict of Liwan district within the 14 days prior to their entry into Macao must undergo 14 days of quarantine and medical observation at one of the quarantine hotels.
The Guangzhou government reported a new locally-transmitted Covid-19 case on Friday, a 75-year-old woman who lives in Jinlong.
Guangzhou’s health authorities announced last night that the woman has been diagnosed with carrying the mutant strain spreading in India that is more contagious. The provincial capital’s health authorities have “provisionally” concluded that the woman’s case was “connected to an imported case”. Her husband has also been diagnosed with Covid-19, the authorities said last night.